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ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe Motherboard Review

We will be outlining the ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe motherboard’s performance with the Intel Core i9-7900X CPU and 32GB of 3200MHz G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 memory.


Stock voltage hovered around 1.1V under Cinebench load. This was using the 0501 BIOS (the latest at the time of testing).

X299 Motherboard Test System:

  • Processor: Intel Core i9-7900X.
  • Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz 14-14-14-34 DDR4 @ 1.35V.
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Founder’s Edition (custom fan curve to eliminate thermal throttling).
  • System Drive: 500GB Samsung 840 SATA 6Gbps SSD.
  • Games Drive: 960GB SK Hynix SE3010 SATA 6Gbps SSD.
  • CPU Cooler: Alphacool Eisbaer 360 3x120mm All-in-One liquid cooler.
  • Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum 1000W.
  • Case: Corsair Air 540.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Creators’ Edition).

Comparison X299 Motherboards:

Software:

  • ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe BIOS 0501 (latest at the time of testing).
  • GeForce 382.33 VGA drivers.

Tests:

  • Cinebench R15 – All-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • 7-Zip – Built-in 7-Zip benchmark test (CPU & Memory)
  • SiSoft Sandra – Memory Bandwidth Test (Memory).
  • AIDA64 Engineer – Memory latency (Memory)
  • 3DMark Time Spy – CPU score (Gaming)
  • Ashes of the Singularity Escalation – Built-in benchmark tool CPU-Focused test, 1920 x 1080, Extreme quality preset, DX12 version (Gaming)
  • Metro: Last Light Redux – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, Very High quality, SSAA, AF 16X, Tessellation: High (Gaming)
  • ATTO – M.2, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and SATA 6Gbps transfer rates (Motherboard)
  • RightMark Audio Analyzer – Record and playback test using a line-in to line-out loopback with a 3.5mm audio cable (Motherboard)

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  • Lelisevis

    Awesome review…..but my heart leapt when I saw the Air 540, I still mourn the day I sold it, I can still see it leaving my street in the back of the guys car. Goodbye little ‘Sugercube’ I still miss you.
    PCIE slot placement has always been a thing for ASUS or at least on every board I’ve ever owned, I remember not being able to SLI because a gpu fouled all of the headers on the bottom of the mobo a few years back. Did you try the 5 way optimisation ; ) I’m just curious knowing how generous it can be with voltages, you will get some customers who click it and just trust it knows what its doing.

  • mick

    “Positioned close to the 24-pin is one of the board’s two M.2 connectors. This PCIe 3.0 x4-only slot is mounted to allow for vertical orientation of an installed M.2 device. A support bracket and screws are included. Vertical mounting is good for putting the device in a direct airflow path, while also minimising the footprint taken up on the board PCB”. – Yup and is all the worst way to put one and will get snapped by any wandering hands of if some one mounts a DVD rom’s that are to log for the slot (yes ppl still use DVD roms).